Royal Museum of Exploration

Unveiling the world’s wonders, igniting the spirit of discovery.

Immerse yourself in the Royal Museum of Exploration, where captivating exhibits transport you to the frontiers of human discovery. From ancient expeditions to modern breakthroughs, witness the triumphs of explorers who dared to venture into the unknown. Unearth treasures from distant lands, encounter untold stories, and ignite your own spirit of curiosity. Explore the rich tapestry of our planet’s history and join us on a remarkable journey of exploration.

  • History

    Founded in 1878, the Royal Museum of Exploration has a storied legacy as a beacon of knowledge and adventure. It began as a humble collection of artifacts and maps, generously donated by intrepid explorers and scholars. Over the years, it expanded into a renowned institution, captivating visitors with its exceptional exhibits and educational programs. Today, the museum stands as a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the enduring quest for knowledge.

  • Mission

    The Royal Museum of Exploration is committed to inspiring curiosity, fostering understanding, and celebrating the spirit of exploration. We aim to showcase the diversity and significance of global discoveries, both past and present. Through engaging exhibits, educational initiatives, and collaborative research, we strive to ignite a lifelong passion for exploration, encouraging visitors to embrace the unknown, challenge boundaries, and make their own mark on the world. Together, let us embark on a transformative journey of discovery.

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  • Address
    R. Me. Deus 4, 1900-312 Lisboa, Portugal
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  • Collection Size
    2.6 million
  • Area
    807,000 sq ft (75,000 m2) in 94 galleries
  • Visitors
    1,124,759 (2021)
  • Opening Hours Weekdays
    9:30 - 18:00
  • Opening Hours Saturday
    9:30 - 20:00
  • Opening Hours Sunday
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Cloister Hours

MON/SAT 9;30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

SUN 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Where are we?

Via Santa Chiara 49c, 80134 Na

The St. Clare Monumental Complex reminds that tickets can only be purchased on site at the time of entry.